[mythtv-users] Frontends

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Thu Oct 30 23:54:27 UTC 2008

On Oct 30, 2008, at 4:44 PM, jedi wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 02:10:22PM -0700, David Brodbeck wrote:
>>>> I can set the geometry through the command line but I was looking  
>>>> for
>>>> something like a GUI application style frontend. Any suggestions?
>> Boot Windows and run MythTV Player.  It does everything you're asking
>> for, but it's ironically Windows-only.
>> As far as I know there's no convenient application-style frontend for
>> Linux.  I agree it would be nice to have.
>    I don't see it as that big of a deal. MythTV running in a window
> on the desktop does well enough. I am not sure a separate app would
> do any better while potentially doing remarkably worse.
>    Having the internal player being a separate app could be cool
> though. There are certain hacks that you can do with xine and mplayer
> because they're separate. It would be cool to do those with the
> internal player too.

You can run mythtv <video_filename> from the commandline to play a  
video with the internal player.

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